Tens of thousands rally in Indonesia in support of Palestine

:: Tens of thousands of Indonesians protested Sunday against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the latest show of support for the Palestinians in the country with the world’s More »

Staffan de Mistura urges Putin to press for Syria elections

:: The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged More »

US envoy Nikki Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in More »

Saudi Arabia pledges 100 million Euros to fight extremism in Africa

:: Saudi Arabia announced support in the amount of 100 million Euros for the launch of a new joint force to combat terrorism in the Sahel countries. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign More »

King Salman orders $19 billion stimulus for Saudi Arabia’s private sector

:: King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion Saudi riyals of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector. The package aims to boost the role of the private More »


Tag Archives: Egypt

Egypt opens Gaza border for four days

:: Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from Hamas. The Hamas-run interior ministry, which was organizing departures from the southern Gaza Strip

Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Putin’s visit

:: Egypt will sign contracts with Moscow during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Cairo on Monday for the country’s first nuclear power plant, three senior sources told Reuters on Sunday. The construction of the 4,800 megawatt (MW) capacity plant,

Former Egypt interior minister Habib al-Adly arrested

:: Former Egyptian interior minister Habib al-Adly has been arrested after failing to attend his sentencing in a trial over corruption charges, two security sources said on Tuesday. Adly, who served under ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, was due to

UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt amid social stigmas

:: The UN is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma

Arab League chief warns Trump that Jerusalem move could fuel violence

:: The Arab League chief said on Sunday a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would boost fanaticism and violence, and not serve the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East peace envoy

‘I haven’t been kidnapped’: Egypt’s Ahmed Shafiq contradicts daughter’s claims

:: Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, a potential candidate for the upcoming Egyptian presidency elections, has denounced claims suggesting he was abducted by local authorities upon his return to Cairo. In a phone interview with private Egyptian channel Dream,

Former Egyptian PM Ahmed Shafiq leaves UAE for Cairo, his family stays back

:: An official source has announced that the former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has left the UAE for Cairo. In a statement, the source added that the family of the former Egyptian Prime Minister is still in the UAE

UAE minister says Egyptian presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq free to travel

:: The United Arab Emirates has denied reports that Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq is barred from travelling outside of the country in contrary to his previous comment to Al Jazeera earlier in the day. Shafiq, an ex-air force

Saudi minister: Iran is ‘godfather’ of terrorism around the world

:: The Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Awwad al-Awwad has expressed the kingdom’s support of Egypt against the terrorists behind the el-Arish mosque massacre. The death toll in the Friday militant attack rose to 305 including 27 children, while

Sisi orders mausoleum construction in memory of Egypt mosque attack victims

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered the construction of a mausoleum in memory of the 235 people killed by Islamic militants inside a mosque in northern Sinai. A presidential statement did not say where the mausoleum would stand or

Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to 305, with 128 injured

:: The death toll in the militant attack on the mosque on Friday in Egypt’s North Sinai rose to 305 including 27 children, the state prosecution said Saturday in a statement detailing the gruesome massacre. At least 128 people were

Sisi: We will strongly respond to the massacre of Al-Arish Mosque

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said televised address to the nation, that the Massacre of Sinai mosque, which claimed the lives of 235 people and 109 injured, is a real reflection of the efforts exerted in the face of

Egypt court upholds life sentence of brotherhood leader

:: An Egyptian court Wednesday upheld a life sentence passed in 2016 against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie over deadly clashes following Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster, judicial officials said. The court of cassation, whose rulings can not be appealed,

Egypt’s youth forums do not solve the youth’s challenges

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: One of Egypt’s dilemmas is the mental gap between the reality on the ground and our desires. This gap is widening because of our tendency to build on our own fantastic, unrealistic ideas while neglecting

UAE and Egypt discuss Lebanon crisis, aggression against Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry on Monday in Abu Dhabi. The latest developments in the region, especially the situation in Lebanon and the missile targeting of

Egypt beware: Daesh militants who survive will have to go somewhere

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

By : Abdellatif El-Menawy :: Daesh seems to be shaking before finally falling down. It started a few months ago when different parties felt that Daesh had served its intended purpose and it was time for it to vanish geographically.

Arab league to meet on Iran at Saudi request

:: The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss “violations” committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request,

Egyptian forces destroy arms smugglers’ vehicles on Libya border

:: Egyptian military jets destroyed 10 vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and smuggled goods near the country’s western desert border with Libya, the army said on Saturday. Egypt’s porous border with Libya has long been a headache for security forces as

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